Matthew 6:28

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow: they toile not, neither doe they spinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why are you troubled about clothing? See the flowers of the field, how they come up; they do no work, they make no thread:
- Basic English Bible

And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin;
- Darby Bible

And why are ye anxious for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow? they toil not, neither do they spin?
- Webster's Bible

And why be anxious about clothing? Learn a lesson from the wild lilies. Watch their growth. They neither toil nor spin,
- Weymouth Bible

Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin,
- World English Bible

And of clothing what ben ye bisye? Biholde ye the lilies of the feeld, how thei wexen. Thei trauelen not, nether spynnen;
- Wycliffe Bible

and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:28


Mt 6:28 Consider the lilies. While the lilies do not toil or spin, they do their work, draw up sustenance from the earth, and drink in the dew, rain and sunbeams. So we are to do our appointed work. It we do this, trusting in God, he will supply all our needs.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Allen
    The Lord's Prayer teaches us not to be selfish in our prayers,i.e making a prayer that is too much self centered without giving praise to God for his glory.
  • Teresa
    Given honor to God daily comfort him believe in what have Putin my heart to do and say...
  • Andersom Mansel
    Lent is in the bible 7 times in ex 12:36, Deut 23; 13, 1st Sam 1 : 28, 1st Sam 2:20, Jer 15:10.
  • UtahMcBride
    Lent: As it is true that the New Test. doesn't set aside times or seasons to fast, it doesn't prohibit the church from fasting together, either. It is interesting that Jesus switches between singular "thou" to plural "ye" when talking about fasting: I think he is addressing the church, not just the individual. He isn't teaching absolute secrecy but rather a quiet attitude. Lent isn't bad or good.
  • Seeking
    Hi Jenny when taking about God it best to use Capital letters for He , Jesus so on when referring to Him it respectful and show Jesus is all powerful so confess and repent it to Jesus and change then all wrongs and it would be ok
  • BSP
    Verse 33 shows that we need to put Jehovah God first in our lives. Material things have their place, but not first place.

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